BINGATA TEXTILE, Edo period

  • Antique Ryukyu Okinawan Bingata Textile

 

 

Antique Ryukyu Okinawan Bingata Textile  (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Traditional Ryukyu (Okinawa) textile designed with dyeing technique of katazome (stencil-dyeing) and tsutsugaki (resist-dyeing), ca. 18th – early 19th century, considered to be custom-made first-class article as a tribute for China because of its vibrant coloring and its luxurious and gorgeous design with less repeated pattern as unusual type. This textile is extremely valuable, since bingata textile with same type of design don’t exist in Japan today, and this type of special textile as the offering was once valued as “Flower of the far east” in China. (written in ‘Records of Envoys to Ryukyu’, 1802)

Frame approx. 39 x 30cm (15.35 x 11.81in), Cloth approx. 35.5 x 20.5cm (13.97 x 8.07in)

 

 

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